AMD Athlon II X4 620 2.6 GHz 59

AMD Athlon II X4 620 2.6 GHz Review

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Gaming Tests

And finally some gaming benchmarks, the favorite review page for all gamers. Five popular and new titles are chosen to represent every game genre. Far Cry 2 and Section 8 for FPS gamers, Resident Evil 5 for adventure gamers, HAWX and GTR Evolution for simulation gamers. GTR Evolution is a bit older but it shows how it is done when it comes to using multiple cores on a CPU.

In game quality details for all resolutions are set to following:
  • Tom Clancy's HAWX v1.1 - high details
  • Resident Evil 5 benchmark - medium details
  • Section 8 v1.0 - high details
  • GTR Evolution v1.0 - high details, Level 1 AA
  • Far Cry 2 v1.3 - DirectX 10, High Detail
Unlike general performance benchmarks, Athlon II X4 620 is showing some serious performance limitations caused by the lack of L3 cache. Even so, it matches the performance of much higher priced Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200, and in some cases it outperforms dual core CPUs which are always praised by the gamer community. Face it, multithreading games are slowly becoming a reality, and dual core CPUs are going to lag even more in near future.

Far Cry 2

Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.

Resident Evil 5

GTR Evolution

Section 8

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